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The Crown Medical Centre

GP Partners:  Dr L Pendered, Dr A Lambert, Dr T Langston, Dr K Foot, Dr R Moss & Dr H Jenkins

Salaried GP's:  Dr A Foster & Dr C Jennings

Managing Partner: Mrs Claire Gregory

SURGERY OPENING HOURS ARE: 08:00 - 18:30 (MONDAY TO FRIDAY)

The front doors DO NOT OPEN until 8.30am and we have urgent telephone cover from 8.00am - 8.30am.

If you require medical attention when the surgery is closed, please click here for information on out of hours care.


Important Message

Following NHS England Guidance we have temporarily disabled our online appointment booking system. You can still use Patient Access/NHS App to order medications.


PRACTICE NEWS

FLU CLINICS

Unfortunately due to the national delay in the delivery of flu vaccination, our currently flu clinics are being postponed.

Therefore if you were booked in for either the 22nd or 29th September, your date will have changed but your appointment time remains the same and will be in contact with you either via text message or letter.

We are continuing to book flu appointments, if you would like to book your appointment please call us on 01823 282151 and press star (*) for the flu appointments line. Please note we are only booking these appointments Tuesday’s-Friday’s.

Our clinic dates are as follows;

Wednesday 6th October - Over 65 AM / Under 65 PM

Wednesday 13th October  - Over 65 AM / Under 65 PM

To see if you are eligable for the vaccination, please click here to see the list of flu eligibility as outline by the government. This appointment will be for your flu vaccination only. We are not booking Covid-19 booster vaccines at present. 

 

BLOOD BOTTLE SHORTAGE 

We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage of blood bottles. As a result, we may need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. If you have a routine blood test appointment we will be in touch directly if we need to cancel your appointment, this will be by phone or by text message. At present we are not able to perform any non-urgent bloods until 17th September at the very earliest. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Welcoming new GP's at the surgery

As of Monday 9th August, we have a new Salaried GP at the surgery, Dr Christian Jennings who will be taking over Dr Huntley's patient list as of September. Dr Jennings has joined us from another GP surgery in Somerset. 

We also welcome two new GP registrars, Dr William Paxton and Dr John Jenkinson. Both are fully qualified doctors, training to be General Practitioners. You may find that the doctors feel your appointment might best suited to them to help develop their knowledge. We ask for your patience whilst they get up and running with things in the surgery. 

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place

The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance in full at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We have now completed our local vaccination programme for people in cohorts 1-9. All adults aged 18 and over are eligible to book a COVID vaccination – to book both first and second doses visit the National Booking Service online or call 119.  There are a wide range of locations available to choose across Somerset – there is no need to contact the surgery.

We would like to say a big thank you to the hundreds of people who have supported our local COVID vaccination programme and we are so proud of each and every person who has given their time and energy to help us to run such a successful programme. 

Covid-19 Vaccination Passports

We politely ask that you do not contact the surgery enquiring about COVID vaccination certification as we are unable to issue this at the practice.

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS App or your Patient Access App, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

NHS's Digital Collection of Data

We are is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.

Named GP For All Patients 

You may be aware that over the past couple of years we have moved to a "Named GP list" for all patients which helps both our patients and doctors with continuity of care. This will mean that our reception team will aim to book you an appointment with your own GP or their "buddy" in their absence. If you are unsure who your Named GP is, you can contact the surgery by emailing the team on crownmc.contact@nhs.net. If you are unhappy with your current GP and wish to change to another doctor at the surgery, please write into the Practice Manager. Your request will then be discussed by the doctors. 

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Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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